You can compare poor IT habits to weeds, they can pop up everywhere and you will have a challenging time getting rid of them. Bad IT habits especially increase in backup and disaster recovery. IT team members can pick up bad habits from their leaders and pass them down to other members of the team.
Since there are so many parts to keep up with and take care of, it is no surprise to us that many IT teams use processes that do not produce the results they are looking for. Let’s take a look at some Backup and Disaster Recovery habits that should be eliminated.
Have you found yourself going through too many processes and solutions? If you have, you are definitely aware of how challenging and complex the task can be. You are not spending your time completing tasks that could benefit your business or organization. Instead, you are spending your time trying to ensure your backups are working, running tests on your devices, and trying to get your tools and equipment to work the way they were intended.
Even when you do make changes and eliminate some of your solutions, the chances are high that one of your solutions will require you to complete over five steps. One of the best ways for you to address this problem is to create a comprehensive solution that will allow you to recover data with only one click of the mouse. A one-click recovery system will also allow you to complete automated tests and other features that will no longer require you to spend hours on laborious tasks.
Do you remember the time when your backups did not require you to have them encrypted? Today, there is always the risk of threats and attacks that could result in the retrieval of sensitive data. The threats and attacks are not slowing down, and this is one of the reasons why it is so important for you to encrypt your backups.
When your backups are encrypted, they will play a key role in the recovery of your data if you are involved in a malware or ransomware attack. When you take the necessary steps to ensure your backups are available, you will give your business operations a better chance of staying up without having to pay the attacker anything.
Your Disaster Recovery Plan is Obsolete
Do you have a documented plan that explains how the backup and disaster recovery plan will be carried out? When was the last time your plan was tested? If your backup and disaster recovery plan has not been tested recently and is outdated, that plan may no longer work for your current processes.
Processes and solutions are constantly changing, and it will not take much for your plan to become unusable. It is important to consistently conduct tests and risk assessments to ensure your plan will work. When you test your plan, you will also be able to identify any holes that need to be filled. One small hole that has not been filled can result in a major problem down the road.
Backup Disaster Recovery(BDR) does not have to be a complex and laborious task, especially when you have the right processes and solutions. When you have the processes and solutions that fit your system, you will have the tools you need to expedite your recovery and reduce manual labor.
Are you ready to improve the performance of your infrastructure? Contact us today for more information on the importance of Backup Disaster Recovery and how you can implement the right plan for your operations.